Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2015, 07:47 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 20
Best route from Amarillo to Raton

Needing advice,

We will be traveling pulling the 5th wheel from Amarillo, Tx to Raton, NM and I wanted to hear what route you all thought will be the easiest on the tow vehicle.

It's a stock '96 f350 DRW PSD, I'd rather not make the old truck strain anymore than necessary.

We rode our motorcycles up through there once, but I don't remember much about the grades.
Thanks, Farmer
__________________

__________________
farmerobrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-18-2015, 10:11 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 5,559
Raton Pass is not a biggie as far as mountain passes go. It is 5-6% grades and doesn't even have a runaway truck ramp so you know it's not bad. Have a good trip!
__________________

__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . . Back in S&B Again
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2015, 10:37 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
powerboatr's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 3,666
head north young man
285 to dumas then hang a left
to 87 up through dalhart, to clayton
then pick up 64/87
stop at calupin volcano
then finish up at raton

great cg in dalhart,

road is two lanes most of the way, but it avoids those grades on i-25
we go this way often
__________________
USN Retired, Life time member of the DAV.
Enjoying the 2008 Damon Tuscany 4056, no your eyes are fine, there are really 6 slides
2016 Expedition Toad on Hauler flat bed
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2015, 06:57 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 20
Thanks Folks, just the information I needed!!
__________________
farmerobrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2015, 07:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 268
We just took the route powerboatr recommended two days ago. No problem, well the wind got pretty bad, but not enough to pull over. We have a 30' Winnebago Aspect and pull a CRV, we've travelled this route many times over the years. Saw many 5th wheels on the road....usually passing us
Safe travels
__________________
Andi & Jim from Florida
Labs: Tank, Roxy & Russell
& Sometimes Grandbassett Lucy
Kdsgone2dogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2015, 10:45 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 20
On the trip now!

Hello all, we are setting at Big Verns in Shamrock, Tx waiting on them to open in 20 minutes.

Will be at Ft Amarillo this eve an tonight, then on up the route tomorrow to Raton.

Farmer
__________________

__________________
farmerobrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cross Country trip this summer -Route recommendations needed rdrv831 Navigation, Routes & Roads 14 02-19-2015 03:21 PM
Suggested Route, Pahrump to I-15 South wyatt earp Navigation, Routes & Roads 5 10-02-2014 10:46 PM
DFW - Raton - Denver 287 or 1061/US 385? Lincolnboy2 Navigation, Routes & Roads 14 06-30-2014 11:37 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.